Pairing Solar Panels and LEDs
Pairing Solar Panels and LEDs- If you’re reading this blog, chances are you are exploring or have already made the decision to upgrade your facility to efficient LED lighting. Numerous studies have been conducted and the evidence plainly shows that LED lighting saves residential and commercial users from costly energy bills, while reducing their carbon footprint and eliminating the need for frequent bulb replacement.
But switching your bulbs to LED isn’t the only way to maximize your home’s efficiency. Achieving a sustainable property is an evolving process that includes everything from researching the right products to hiring green-certified contractors to installing fixtures and, finally, applying for rebates. LEDs are merely one piece of the energy efficiency puzzle and pairing these helpful bulbs with other sustainability measures — like solar energy collection — is a fantastic way to minimize your carbon footprint while maximizing efficiency and savings.
Read on for the top three reasons to pair LED lighting with solar panels.
Maximum energy efficiency cannot be achieved with solar panels alone.
Installing solar panels on your property is a great way to offset your energy usage and costs. As the panels collect sunlight and convert it into energy, your local utility company offsets your consumption costs by subtracting your input from your output. Many individuals even receive a credit if the amount of energy created is more than consumed.
But if you’re working to create more energy, shouldn’t you also seek to consume less? By installing LEDs like our standard A19 bulb in table lamps and sconces throughout a home that generates energy via solar panels, you can ensure that you are using as little energy as possible, maximizing any potential credit from your local utility.
More green methods mean more rebates when pairing Solar Panels and LEDs.
Across the country, individuals and business owners take advantage of energy rebates to offset the cost of installing new equipment, fixtures, and bulbs. Federal and state government organizations work with organizations to encourage green habits, like the sustainable design, LED bulbs and fixtures and the installation of solar panels. By combining multiple methods, your business has more chances to snag useful savings.
One-time investments can last for decades
Both LED bulbs, like our BR30 and solar panels last twenty years or more, so pairing the two gives you the best chance at minimal replacement or servicing over the course of two decades. Despite upfront costs that can dissuade some homeowners, the energy savings over time — compared with the savings in service fees — far outweigh the initial investment.
When considering how to maximize savings and energy efficiency in your home, there are so many options to consider. However, one thing is clear to experts and homeowners alike: LEDs and solar panels are the sustainable match of the century.
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